The answer to this one is pretty simple: we went to http://USPS.com and calculated what the reward shipping would be. To send a DVD/Blu-Ray via Priority Mail International, the flat rate is $16.95. To ship a poster and a DVD/Blu-Ray via the same service, the total price comes to $35. In other words, if we don't charge that fee, we're losing money and when you multiply that by a large number of backers, it could hurt our ability to make the film. We are sorry for this inconvenience and hope that an international backer who wants to see the film will at least opt for the digital download if they don't want to add the extra money for shipping.
In addition to having jacket art designed by Caroll Spinney, this special edition is going to be chock full of extras. We have access to literally hundreds of hours of video and thousands of photos from Caroll's archive. There's just not enough room in the film for all that material. Still, we know fans want to see it, so we're going to get as much of it as we can on this 2-disc set.
It's hard to say what the alternative poster will look like as Caroll is still designing it. We suggest visiting one of the following sites to get an idea of what his art is like:
http://carollspinney.net/ (Click on the "Caroll's Art" link)
This poster is a Kickstarter exclusive, so if you collect movie or Sesame memorabilia, you should consider making a pledge for this poster!
Yep. It's a special offer because so many people wanted the Blu-Ray, but couldn't afford the $350 package it was offered in, so we stripped everything out and we're just offering the Blu-Ray for this price. Remember, it's a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!
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